Only a week and a half left!!! Wow has time flown! Last week I had a couple of midterms (yuck) and now I have started to get ready for finals! I have two Friday then a ridiculous amount next week so wish me luck!
This weekend I visited Rome and Paris with a group of friends!! Friday we spent most of the day traveling, arriving in Rome around 7pm. We found out hostel, which turned out to be a homey little Bed and Breakfast apartment and as far as I know we were the only ones there that weekend, which was awesome. We then went out to eat and had PASTA and GELATTO and it was incredible!!! Then we went on an adventure to see the Trevi Fountain and make some wishes!
The next day we got up bright and early to get to the Vatican by 8:30. Note: if you plan on going there do your research beforehand because there weren’t very many signs and it was really hard to find the right place to go in… But we found it in the end and we checked out the Museum and the Sistine Chapel and all that fun stuff! Next we visited the Coliseum!! This was my favorite, it was so incredible!! We were too late to tour the Roman Forum but you could see a lot of it from outside and it was awesome! Broken columns, arcs and chapiteaux everywhere! Next we headed off to see the Pantheon where we saw Raphael’s tomb and after a dinner break we visited the Spanish Steps!!
Unfortunately our plane was at 6:30 the next morning so we planned to take a taxi there at 3am and did not sleep that night… So we arrived back in Paris at 10am Sunday morning and spent the day exploring! We visited the Catacombs, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame (all decorated for Christmas!) and the Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe! At the Champs Elysees the Christmas Markets had been set up and there were Christmas lights everywhere! It was so beautiful! We then had to head back to the train station to catch our train at 9:45 and we were back to Angers by 11:30pm. What a long weekend! It was so much fun though! My feet still hurt from all the walking and I’m still catching up on sleep but it was definitely worth it.
The rest of this week is pretty busy as well; tonight is the International Soiree (for which I will be performing a skit with my Theatrical Expression class!) and Friday I have two oral exams (yikes!). So wish me luck and I will keep you updated!